Please help sex this Sebright and this Polish!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Guitartists, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I know it's early yet [​IMG] they are around 3 weeks old... but I have NO experience with these breeds or their comb types. One is a Golden Sebright and the other was sold as a Polish.... but since it has extra toes is either a Polish X or possibly some kind of Houdan X......

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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Also...is it just me or is that Polish looking mottled?
     
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sebrights are easy, the males will get a bigger and pinkish comb within 2 weeks of hatching, so I am pretty certain your lil one is a hen.

    As to the crested, it probably is a houdan. As to gender, no clue, I find the crested breeds difficult to sex at an early age, they seem to develope so slowly. I have a couple Cream and Gold Brabanters right now which were hatched in May and on 1 you can see the skin in his face become red(no comb to speak of though). I am happy if I have at least 1 roo in the group after loosing so many(originally ordered 6 hens and 2 roos of both colours, lost all but 2 of my golds and 1 of my creams). So my fingers are crossed that the red faced one is indeed a male.
    A friend of mine has a polish pullet, with which we weren't sure at all until she got her adult feathers(poofy crest = hen) and laid an egg, she always had the reddest face, wattles and comb as a chick that we thought for sure it was a roo...... but she is a hen after all.

    I Hope your little houdan is a hen!

    Anna
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Thank you for the reply!!! When picking out the Sebright... they had so many.... I picked one with a thinner comb, hoping for a pullet [​IMG] With the other it was the only one left..so [​IMG]
     
  5. coondog74017

    coondog74017 Out Of The Brooder

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    Check the feathers on top of the polish head if it is like a powder puff it a hen and if it brushy feather rough looking it a rooster.
     
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you will have to wait a little lonmger before you can sex via crest with that lil fella, needs to get the adult plummage first i think.
     

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